Culinary delights from The Ardilaun, free flights and entertainment at Galway’s first digital summit

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Galway’s first digital summit for Galway, organised by David Glynn and Maricka Keogh from Online Marketing in Galway, takes place in The Ardilaun on Thursday January 29.

Registration is from 6.30pm, but those attending will have good reason to arrive early with the Ardilaun’s head chef David O'Donnell providing complimentary tasings from his new menu at the relaunched Ardilaun Bistro (delegates can tweet or post #TasteofTheArdilaun during the summit for a chance to win one of five Lunch for Two in The Ardilaun Bistro).

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Clodagh O’Connor is an old hand at finding treasures from the past

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

When Clodagh O’Connor decided to take a big risk four years ago and launch her own business dealing in antique and vintage furniture and homeware, there were plenty of people who tried to talk her out of it.

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Top female marketers added to digital summit panel

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

RTÉ digital marketing director Lucy Campbell, and Emer Lawn, director of award winning firm Mediaworks, have been added to the panel of speakers at the first Online Marketing in Galway (OMiG) Digital Summit.

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How to develop a sales strategy

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Growing a Sales Strategy will be the first topic for 2015 at the Inc60 network. Making sales can be very difficult for a business and can often be very time consuming. Patrick Taggart will talk about the sales processes and give a step by step guide on how to achieve sales effectively and efficiently. This short talk will be followed by a questions and answers session.

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Kick start 2015 with Network Mayo’s ‘Staying Motivated’ event

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Network Mayo, the networking organisation for women in business, professions and the arts, will launch its 2015 calendar of events with a thought provoking event on Tuesday, January 20 in Hotel Westport.

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Creative businesses could benefit from micro-loan initiative

Tue, Dec 23, 2014

The Western Development Commission is urging people involved in the creative industries who are in need of finance to apply for the latest tranche of funding available under its micro-loan scheme.

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Rosaleen wins national acclaim at Customer Service Awards

Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Winning smile: Rosaleen Wallace is presented with her trophy at the awards ceremony.

Westport Train Station’s Rosaleen Wallace has won a national award for her committment to excellent customer service.

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Open 50 project to raise the profile of employment for people with disabilities

Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Caroline Ball from Louisburgh, an employee at O’Cee’s Coffee Shop in Westport, pictured with (from left) Margaret O’Halloran, employment development officer at the IASE; Noel Kavanagh, MD at the Kavanagh Group; Caroline Ball; and Michael Ring, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

A Mayo based employment and disability organisation has launched an ambitious project to encourage 50 Irish employers to commit to offering one job to a person with disability by April 2015.

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Turf gifts are a hit for Greenway entrepreneur

Mon, Dec 15, 2014

A Mayo entrepreneur is busy flying sods of turf around the world.

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Portwest celebrates 110 years of history, heritage and business

Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Portwest celebrate 110 years in business. Owen Hughes, Henry Hughes, Cathal Hughes and Harry Hughes mark 110 years in business at Hotel Westport. Photo: Michael McLaughlin.

Founded in 1904, Irish company Portwest celebrated 110 years in business last month. The family-run business has been based in Westport for over a century where the now global company is discreetly run by a trio of brothers, Cathal, Harry and Owen Hughes. Throughout their 110 years, they have become one of Europe’s most trusted name in work-wear, personal protective equipment, safety footwear and leisurewear.

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How to Protect my Idea – Inc60 meeting

Fri, Dec 12, 2014

How to Protect my Idea will be the topic for the final Inc60 network meeting for 2014. This session will take place on Friday next December 19 at 9.30am at the GMIT Innovation Hub in Castlebar.

Before launching a new product it is important to know how to protect this new idea if you want to commercialise it successfully and to ensure your not infringing on anyone else's Intellectual Property (IP). Cathal Lane, Patent Attorney with Tomkins will talk about common pitfalls to avoid and the fundamentals of IP systems. This short talk will be followed by a Questions and Answers Session. Inc60 is a fresh new gathering for businesses and all in just 60 minutes. Its run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. If you own a business or are thinking of setting one up then Inc60 is for you.

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Retail sector hoping for a very merry Christmas

Mon, Dec 08, 2014

Mayo retailer Carraig Donn has opened four new stores over the last two months.

A new report from Retail Ireland says the sector looks set to record its best Christmas shopping season in five years with Irish consumers expected to spend more than €4 billion on festive cheer and gifts in the coming weeks.

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